Newly Discovered Draft of Marcuse Book Reveals Turn Toward Pessimism

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Herbert Marcuse was more optimistic about prospects for society in an early draft of his key book than he was in the published version.
September 30, 2013

Herbert Marcuse was one of the most famous philosophers of the 1960s, a counter­culture guru to students who spray-painted his words across the United States and Europe. Now, amid a revival of interest in the German-born theorist, a newly discovered…

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